ERIC Number: ED363758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Nontraditional Work.
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
This brief has the following contents: statistics on the number of women in nontraditional occupations, summary of legislation about women and employment, barriers inhibiting the entry of women into nontraditional training and employment, and strategies to overcome barriers to women entering nontraditional work settings. The statistics section notes that only about 7 percent of all working women were employed in nontraditional occupations in 1992 and that between 1988 and 1992 the number of women in nontraditional jobs remained relatively unchanged at 3 percent of the total number of employed workers. It also says that women working in nontraditional jobs typically earn 20-30 percent more than women in traditional occupations, but that women earn less than men in the same occupations. The section on public policy summarizes the major provisions of the following acts: Job Training Partnership Act, the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act, the Nontraditional Employment for Women Act, the Women in Apprenticeship Occupations and Nontraditional Occupations Act, the National Affordable Housing Reauthorization Act of 1992, and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, along with various civil rights acts. The barriers to nontraditional work are listed in the context of social/cultural, education and training, on-the-job, and sexual harassment issues. Finally, strategies to overcome these barriers are suggested in the form of institutional change and individual support. Six print resources from Wider Opportunities for Women and three organizational resources are listed. (KC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Females, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Quality of Working Life, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Wages
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, N.W., Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005-3104.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Update of ED 313 547.